Get ready to blast your way through space! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, LucasArts and The LEGO Group today announced the release of LEGO Star Wars : Microfighters , for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, bringing the classic space and ground battles of the Clone Wars and Galactic Civil War to your fingertips. Players can fly for the Rebellion and Galactic Republic, or turn to the dark side to play as the Empire and Separatists.
LEGO Star Wars: Microfighters allows players to pilot any one of six Star Wars Microfighters to blast enemies, destroy terrain, and collect studs. Choose from an array of iconic Microfighters, such as the X-wing, Star Destroyer, the Millennium Falcon, and more. Players will be able to experience 18 action-packed levels spread over four famous planets, Endor, Yavin, Hoth and Geonosis, while engaging and blasting over 35 enemies with this downloadable app.
Star Wars: Microfighters toy line, is now available for £0.69 from the App Store for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, LucasArts and The LEGO Group today announced the release of the LEGO videogame, LEGO Star Wars : The Complete Saga, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices available now on the App Store.
Since its debut to console and handhelds in 2007, fans everywhere have enjoyed the award-winning LEGO Star Wars : The Complete Saga and now they can travel to distant galaxies far, far away as they play through their favourite moments from the films on-the-go.
“We are very proud and excited to make our acclaimed LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga available to iOS players,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games, Publishing. “With hundreds of character customisation options, a plethora of puzzles to solve, and vast worlds to explore, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for iOS will have mobile gamers enjoying endless hours of gameplay.”
In LEGO Star Wars : The Complete Saga for iOS, players can experience the epic adventures of all six films and unlock up to 120 characters, including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Han Solo, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. They can either play as their favourite Jedi Knight or Sith Lord, using the Force with their fingertips. With a tap or swipe of the finger, players can use the Force and fight a Lightsaber duel – either for or against the evil Empire!
Delivering 36 action-packed levels, players will be able to download the LEGO Star Wars app and play Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace story mode for free. All other Episodes and additional content are available for purchase, as well as other exciting in-game content such as special missions, levels, and modes.
Zen Pinball 2 will release on PlayStation 4 on 17th December in North America and 18th December in Europe, featuring a selection of tables from the previous generation’s table library. Marvel’s Doctor Strangewill join Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation 4 as launch content. The table will be available for $2.99.
“We are able to bring a special selection of Zen Pinball tables from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4. If you own any of these on PS3, we invite you to download them on PS4 at no charge. This is our way of saying thank you to all of the players who have supported Zen Studios on PlayStation platforms over the years,” said Mel Kirk, Zen Studios Vice President of Publishing.
Additionally, the fantasy themed Sorcerer’s Lair table will be free for all players on PlayStation 4! Simply download the Zen Pinball 2 platform and you can access the table at no cost.
Zen Pinball 2 will launch on PlayStation 4 as a free platform download with a total of 20 tables available as paid DLC. Users can purchase tables inside the Zen Pinball 2 platform, including the following tables and packs at launch:
Star Wars Pinball
Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force
Marvel Pinball :Avengers Chronicles
Plants vs. Zombies Pinball
Table packs will cost $9.99 and individual tables will cost $2.99 on PlayStation 4.
Zen Studios has HUGE plans for pinball in 2014, including more Star Wars Pinball and Marvel Pinball tables, as well as tables based on more iconic and exciting brands.
Angry Birds Star Wars are coming to your home and your hand-helds, Based on Rovio’s wildly popular, action-strategy mobile game, Angry Birds Star Wars brings the interstellar struggle between the ragtag Rebel Birds and dastardly Imperial Pigs to new audiences on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS. Angry Birds Star Wars is also planned to launch on Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on 22nd November.
“Angry Birds Star Wars brings together fans from multiple generations and across two widely loved fictional worlds” noted Jami Laes, Executive Vice President of Games at Rovio Entertainment. “The success of Angry Birds Star Wars is a testament to the versatility of these iconic franchises. As a company we want to be wherever the fans are, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Activision to bring this one-of-a-kind experience to console and handheld gaming fans.”
Angry Birds Star Wars marries the fantastic spirit, legendary characters and classic imagery of Star Wars with the accessibly engaging design and energetic gameplay of Angry Birds, thrusting players into a captivating, light-hearted adventure saga, featuring inventive challenges, tantalizing Force powers and a wealth of familiar faces and places. Twenty exclusive, newly created levels join the over 200 stages already available from the original mobile release of Angry Birds Star Wars. This latest version brings the flock to the fight with the introduction of cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, letting players team up or square off for high scores and galactic bragging rights. Moreover, this expansive edition exploits the unique capabilities of each game system to deliver a distinctive experience tailored specifically to each platform, including sharp and colourful, high-definition visuals (on HD-compatible devices), achievements and trophies, leader boards, voice command support through Kinect for Xbox 360 and touch-screen controls on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita system.
The next-generation versions of Angry Birds Star Wars maintain these core features while introducing new play and interface elements exclusive to each system. The PlayStation 4 system’s adaptation makes full use of the DualShock 4 controller’s touchpad to offer precision, touch-screen handling, paired with full support for PlayStation Move in both single-player and local multiplayer modes. Players can also easily record and share their accomplishments with the world with the PlayStation 4 system’s automatic screenshot and video capture options. Angry Birds Star Wars on Xbox One also allows for automatic video capture and online sharing, while adding all the benefits of the system’s improved Kinect for Xbox One functionality, affording intuitive gesture and motion controls, as well as voice command support. The Xbox One iteration of Angry Birds Star Wars also includes unique, timed challenges that deliver fresh trials for players well after the game’s launch.
Angry Birds Star Wars is available now for Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS. The PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One versions will be available on 22nd November.
From a galaxy far, far away, Activision’s has released new screen shots from the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars, crashing onto consoles and handhelds on 1st November.
Players will have the chance to play as their favourite Star Wars-inspired birds and fly across iconic Star Wars settings like Tatooine, Death Star, Hoth, and Cloud City. Angry Birds Star Wars features 20 never-before-seen exclusive levels and over 200 original stages, all supporting two player local co-op and up to four players local in competitive hot-seat mode.
With the Rebel Alliance behind you, get ready to fly into cosmic warfare against those dastardly Storm Trooper pigs of the Galactic Empire.
Angry Birds Star Wars will be available in Europe on 1st November for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 3DS. But also it has been rated for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 just no release date for those two at this time.
“With the next-generation of consoles on the horizon, this is obviously an exciting time for gamers.” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “And there’s no better place to share the incredible slate of games we have coming than Gamescom, where our fans can get hands on with the games and really experience them. With Call of Duty: Ghosts, Destiny and Skylanders Swap Force on our slate, we think we’re going to have some of the most talked about and anticipated games at the show.”
The Activision booth will feature an interactive “Show Mode” experience that will display video and gameplay footage from Call of Duty: Ghosts,Destiny and Skylanders SWAP Force in a stunning panoramic 190° cinematic theatre experience.
Call of Duty : Ghosts
Published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Ghosts ushers in the next generation of gaming for the record-setting franchise. Gamescom 2013 will see the largest ever presence at the annual European show for Call of Duty®, with an innovative booth designed to give fans of the franchise the most immersive experience of the new game.
Gamescom 2013 will feature the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer hands on world premiere, just for consumers. The massive footprint of stations is built for show attendees to get the first global opportunity to play the most anticipated game of the year.
In partnership with Xbox and Twitch TV, Activision will deliver a Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Showcase event that will be live streamed from 18.00 CET on Wednesday 21st August. Hosted by Aceybongos and Major Nelson from Xbox, the live stream will feature live Call of Duty: Ghosts gameplay from among some of the best pro players across Europe, interviews with the developers from Infinity Ward, and key details into some of the new features coming to Call of Duty this November. Tune in on the Xbox 360 dashboard or at http://www.twitch.tv/callofdutyghostsfor all the live action.
Call of Duty: Ghosts features an all-new world, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new, next-generation engine. Thanks to the game’s new tech, Call of Duty: Ghosts not only showcases what’s possible on next gen, but will also deliver the best looking current gen version of the game possible. The game is expected to release on 5th November, 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Nintendo Wii and Windows PC. The title will also release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at a date to be named.
Activision, in partnership with Bungie, will showcase Destiny, the next evolution in interactive entertainmentthat brings first-person action gamers together in a shared, persistent online world filled with sweeping adventures.
To match the epic feel of Destiny, the demo-theatre will be the biggest ever built in Gamescom history – 72ft in length, 43ft wide, and the height of a 3-storey house at 26ft high and with 192 seats and will showcase a seven-player live-demo set in Old Russia, bringing the buzz and experience from E3 straight to German fans for the first time. The theatre will be accompanied by a custom-built ‘Fallen’ statue, offering visitors to the booth a chance to create and upload their very own Destiny photo moment and the GameStop info booth will be offering limited edition Destiny t-shirts. Fans will also be able to get their hands on a series of exclusive Destiny trading cards by tracking down the giveaway points across the show, which includes the GameStop info booth and the Destiny theatre. On the first day of the consumer show, Activision and Bungie will release a new ViDoc entitled “Out Here in the Wild” that gives viewers behind-the-scenes access to the creators of Destiny’s rich universe.
In a story-driven universe, the Destiny saga unfolds through epic tales and adventures by immersing players in an ambitiously-connected new universe filled with cooperative, competitive, public and social activities. Developed for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. For more information, visit http://www.destinythegame.com/. For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter and interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net. Pre-order the game now at select retailers around the world.
Skylanders SWAP Force
The next iteration in Activision’s number one selling game for the first half of 2013 is delivering a whole new world of innovation with Skylanders SWAP Force, which introduces the groundbreaking new feature — dynamic swapability. The pioneers of the toys-to-life genre are presenting kids and gamers with unprecedented levels of choice in how they explore Skylands and battle Kaos by swapping the top and bottom halves of the toys to transform 16 SWAP Force characters into more than 250 unique combinations2. Gamescom attendees visiting the Showmode in the Activision booth will have the chance to get hold of one of three exclusive T-shirts created especially for Gamescom. Visitors to SONY Computer Entertainment Deutschland booth in hall 7.1. will be able to play Skylanders SWAP Force on PS3 and PS4 for the first time.
Skylanders SWAP Force takes kids on an all-new adventure with 32 brand new heroic characters that each offer unique powers and personalities. The game also features new abilities – such as flying, climbing and teleporting – which can be used in special areas of Skylands. Additionally, fans can play with their entire collection of 100+, forward-compatible toys from both Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants. ” Yes you heard it right all of the Skylanders figures will be compatible” with Skylanders SWAP Force andis set to release in North America on 13th October, Australia on 16th October and Europe on 18th October. Developed for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the Wii U and Wii and Nintendo 3DS
Angry Birds Star Wars – Activision will be showing the classic Angry Birds Star Wars game,which brings together the fun and adventure of two legendary, award-winning franchises for new audiences to enjoy on home and handheld gaming consoles. Combining the engaging gameplay of Angry Birds with the beloved lore of the Star Wars™ universe, AngryBirds Star Wars delivers an epic saga featuring a ragtag group of familiar, feathered faces, iconic environments. Angry Birds Star Wars can be seen live on the Microsoft Xbox Booth.
May the flock be with you! Activision Publishing, Inc., in conjunction with Rovio Entertainment Ltd. and Lucasfilm Ltd., today announced that the mobile gaming sensation, Angry Birds Star Wars, is expected to release on gaming console systems for the first time on 29th October, 2013. Complete with new levels, features and platform-unique design elements, these new editions will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U and Nintendo 3DS hand-held system.
“Downloaded more than 100 million times since its release last year, Angry Birds Star Wars melds together two of the biggest names in pop-culture entertainment for an out of this galaxy gaming experience,” remarked Jami Laes, Executive Vice President of Games at Rovio Entertainment. “Angry Birds and Star Wars™ are franchises with millions of fans around the world and we’re excited to partner with Activision to bring the marriage of these beloved properties to gamers everywhere this holiday season.”
Iterating on many of the engaging mechanics of Angry Birdsand Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars evolves the core game design and hilarious tone of previous entries in the series with new characters, challenges and environments that pay homage to the iconic hallmarks of the Star Wars universe. This title adds 20 never-before-seen exclusive levels – in addition to the existing 200 from the original Angry Birds Star Wars mobile game – and for the first time ever, multiplayer modes. Play alongside family members or friends in two-player co-op mode to achieve a combined high score or against them (up to four players) in competitive mode. In addition, the game delivers achievements and trophies, leaderboards, high-definition graphics (on HD-compatible systems) as well as unlockable bonus levels, items and content.
EA has just teased the next instalment in the Star Wars: Battlefront franchise.
Revealed during a discussion about Dice’s Frostbite engine, Battlefront was given nothing but a short teaser trailer showing a snowy environment and the game’s logo.
There’s a significant lack of numbers in the title ‘Battlefront’, which suggests that EA could be marketing this as a franchise reboot rather than a sequel. This would make sense given the lengthy time gap between this and the last instalment.
No Star Wars games will be released during the current financial year, Electronic Arts has confirmed. During a recent investors’ call, the company said that it would release 11 major titles on PC and consoles in fiscal year ’14 (April 2013 to March 2014).
What you mean No Star Wars Games This Year …….
Upcoming titles include new entries in the FIFA, Madden, Command & Conquer and Battlefield series, as well as the recently announced Sims 4.
Despite previous delays and cancellations, EA also plans to launch its NBA Live franchise within the year, according to Joystiq.
EA is likely to release its first licensed Star Wars game closer to the launch of Episode VII in 2015.
EA announced a multi-year licensing deal with Disney earlier this week.
The publisher will create new titles based on the Star Wars movies for mobile devices, consoles and PCs, while Disney has kept some rights to develop mobile and browser titles, along with social and online games. The announcement was made after Disney issued staff cuts at LucasArts last month.
Work on previously announced games such as Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault has since been halted.
The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.
Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all platforms and the most popular genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.
“This agreement demonstrates our commitment to creating quality game experiences that drive the popularity of the Star Wars franchise for years to come,” said John Pleasants, Co-President of Disney Interactive. “Collaborating with one of the world’s premier game developers will allow us to bring an amazing portfolio of new Star Wars titles to our fans around the world.”
“Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe,” said EA Labels President Frank Gibeau. “Three of our top studios will fulfil that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans. DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay.”